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You get the impression that some of the skateboard lads weren't comfortable with the formality and pressure of being involved in the Olympics and indeed that the Olympics aren't comfortable with the vibe of skateboarding. You saw very little of the camaraderie that you see even at the highest level of pro skateboarding and at least one of the finalists alluded to that in his post final interview.

Nyjah Huston not medalling will be  abig deal in the sport, like if prime Usain Bolt shat the bed in a major athletics championship. If this is skateboardings big play for mainstream appeal, the sport's stars coming out is essential, so all eyes will be on the women even more now with all the hoopla surrounding Sky Brown and Leticia Buffoni being super marketable.

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1 hour ago, SuperBacon said:

Tom Daley finally winning a Gold made me weep my eyes out. This shits on far too early for this type of emotional outpouring.

Got unexpectedly emotional myself when they won, and by such a small margin too after the Chinese pairing almost hit a perfect final dive..  I know he's a polarizing voice, but I really enjoy Leon Taylor's enthusiasm and joy when commentating.

Could've done without Dan Walker and Sam Quek trying to foster this "Magic Monday" malarkey though.

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Pidcock was absolutely phenomenal in the MTB, I would've loved to have seen what he could of done in the road race. I suspect the distance and Fuji would've been to much for him though. 

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Is anyone watching watching the Olympic Coverage via Discovery+ if so do they chop and change like the BBC or can you follow one event continuously

Thanks 

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I'm watching it on Eurosport player through Prime. You can select individual sports, rolling category streams and magazine shows but it can be a fuck on to find stuff.

The virtual studio is every bit as abominable as the BBC's on the magazine shows but you do get the bonus of Reshmin Chowdhury though.

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You can see everything on Discovery+ if you head to Olympics, then look for the 'On Now' section.  It has all the streams of every session of every sport as far as I can tell.  No magazine shows, no studios, no adverts or any of that nonsense

There are a few issues though - some sports you can pick a whole session e.g. Swimming it goes from the first race to the last race of each session, but other sports like tennis, badminton, table tennis are just a particular match at a time.  That might not be too much of an issue, but I've found it annoying when trying to watch the rugby sevens and 3x3 basketball as after each relatively short contest, you're then having to go and find and sometimes wait for the next one to begin.

Much better than watching on the BBC or Eurosport though.

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In normal times there's the World 7s series which is due to kick off in September. Sky Sports usually show it but if you don't have that I think it's available on the 7s series app/website.

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27 minutes ago, BigJag said:

I missed the Mountain biking from the other day. Does anyone know if there is an on demand option for past events?

Yeah, BBC Iplayer have a list of events for each day. If you go to day 3 it has should have the full race. 

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